The Cape Girardeau County Rural Health Clinic is a Medicare Certified Rural Health Clinic (RHC). The Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program is intended to increase access to primary care services for patients in rural communities designated as an underserved, shortage area.
The RHC is open five days a week during the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center's regular business hours. It provides primary health care for children from birth through 18 years of age (Pediatric Primary Care) in addition to Well-Women's Care.
Medicaid, Medicare, and some private insurance are accepted. Fees may apply for those who do not have Medicaid or Medicare. For services, please be prepared with your Medicaid, Medicare, or insurance cards; as well as your social security number, and record of immunizations. For pediatric primary care, a parent or guardian must sign all consent forms and should accompany children on all visits.
The RHC's pediatric primary care includes well checks, sick care, childhood immunizations, sports physicals, asthma care and more by appointment. Minor illnesses can be seen, but NO emergency care is given (i.e. broken bones, stitches, etc.).
Our Well-Women's Care consists of annual visits with pelvic exam, cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted infections and discussions about birth control, vaccinations, menstrual cycle concerns, and preconception counseling.
For questions about the RHC's services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.